The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has said the Nigeria Police Force had no hand in blockage of the National Assembly (NASS) by security operatives today.
This he said after a closed door meeting with acting President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Tuesday.
He said the blockage came as a shock to him, while stating that a statement would be issued soon by the police on the incident.
“Obviously, like I said, I have not got a detailed brief on that. So, when I get the brief, in fact we are going to issue a (press) release,’’ he said.
Osinbajo had today sacked the Director General, Department of State Service, Lawal Daura with immediate effect, over the invasion of the premises of the National Assembly.
Osinbajo condemned the unauthorized takeover of the National Assembly complex, describing it as “a gross violation of constitutional order, rule of law and all acceptable notions of law and order.’’
He maintained that the “unlawful act which was done without the knowledge of the Presidency is condemnable and completely unacceptable.’’